AS the campaign period for local positions draws near, politicians in Marikina City (Metro Manila) on Tuesday signed a peace covenant and pledged to support the government’s campaign for orderly, peaceful, and clean elections.
Initiated by the Marikina police, the signing was attended by candidates for different positions like mayor, vice mayor, representatives, and councilors.
Present at the occasion were candidates for the congressional seat in District 1, Councilor Samuel Ferriol (Liberal Party) and Joseph Peter Sison (independent) who will compete against former Mayor Bayani Fernando (Nationalist People’s Coalition) who was not present; re-electionist Mayor Del de Guzman (Liberal Party) and District 1 Rep. Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro (Nationalist People’s Coalition); re-electionist Vice Mayor Dr. Jose Fabian Cadiz (Liberal Party) and former Vice Mayor Dr. Marion Andres (Nationalist People’s Coalition); and candidates of the Liberal Party, Nationalist People’s Coalition, as well as independent aspirants vying for council seats.
District 2 Rep. Romero Federico Quimbo, who did not show up in the event, is running unopposed.
The signing of the peace covenant was witnessed by representatives of the Commission on Elections-Marikina, Department of Education-Marikina, Department of the Interior and Local Government-Marikina, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, Parish Pastoral Council for Responsible Voting (PPCRV), Muslim community, and other non-government organizations.